1. Responding to programmatic and policy issues relative to assigned
2. Serving as the single point of contact for all country specific
issues, providing policy guidance and direction to DoD components, and
ensuring corrective action is initiated.
3. Monitoring, reviewing, and staffing Letters of Request (LORs) and
Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOAs). To ensure compliance with
established policies, regulatory guidance (Security Assistance Management
Manual (SAMM), Foreign Assistance Act (FAA), Arms Export Control Act
(AECA)), sanctions, waivers to sanctions, and other legislation.
4. Coordinate and facilitate information with Exceptions to the National
Disclosure Policy (ENDP) actions to ensure prompt responses to customer
5. Managing the coordination, execution and reconciliation of drawdowns.
6. Managing the preparation, coordination, negotiation, and
implementation of International Agreements, Memorandums of Agreement (MOAs),
and Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) under DSCA's cognizance.
7. Reviewing, analyzing, and coordinating with the Program Support
Division on lease documentation prepared by the military departments (MILDEPS)
for assigned countries.
8. Coordinating, obtaining, monitoring, and providing, with the managing
MILDEP, all required documentation for non-recurring costs (NC) waivers to
the Programs Directorate.
9. Preparing and staffing Security Assistance Requests, as required, to
Joint Staff and OUSD(AT&L).
10. Monitoring assigned countries requests for Excess Defense Articles
11. Preparing required congressional foreign military financed (FMF) cash
flow notifications and coordinating the package within the various DSCA
12. Preparing Congressional notification data for FMF funded sales
requiring program content notifications.
13. Monitoring assigned countries execution of IMET and E-IMET programs.
Assisting security assistance officers (SAOs) and Combatant Commanders (COCOMs)
with the implementation of two-year training plans and annual Training
Program Management Reviews (TPMRs).
14. Providing input on FMS budget estimates, JAVITS Report, classified
annex to the Congressional Presentation Document (CPD) and program content
15. Reviewing and coordinating all draft Congressional Presentation
Documents (see CPD Summary) and draft legislation for assigned countries.
16. Consulting with and providing advice to U.S. industry, country teams,
DoD, State and MILDEP counterparts on the execution of security cooperation
programs for assigned countries.
17. Working with DoD agencies, State Department, respective COCOMs, Joint
Staff, MILDEPs and SAOs on the allocation and execution of non-FMF grant
funds, e.g., Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining, and Related
Programs (NADR) and Enhanced International Peacekeeping Capability (EIPC)
funds, for assigned countries through the FMS process. Providing and
reviewing FMF funding priorities.
18. Conducting research, analyzing data and developing response packages
to fulfill country-unique congressional reporting requirements via the
appropriate committees (House International Relations Committee (HIRC),
Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) And Appropriations).
19. Implementing the DSCA Strategic Plan and FMS Reinvention initiatives
that relate to Country Program Directors in a timely, responsive, and
20. Chairing, organizing and coordinating Security Assistance
Sub-committees for Joint Military Commissions (JMCs), Military Consultative
Commissions (MCC's) and Bilateral Working Groups (BWGs) in support of DoD
bilateral meetings. These reviews involve the FMS customer countries'
Ministry of Defense (or equivalent)
representatives; members of the OSD staff, Joint Staff, MILDEPS and other
DoD organizations; as well as Military Departments, USG counterparts, and
other organizations such as COCOMs.
21. Participating in other security cooperation reviews that address
Policy aspects of the customer's FMS program as appropriate. These include
Security Assistance Reviews (SARs), Program Management Reviews (PMRs) and
Combatant Command conferences.
22. Coordinating with Joint Staff, and appropriate OUSD(P) offices on the
COCOMs Theater Engagement Plan (TEP) Security Cooperation efforts for
23. Providing country program orientation and DSCA mission/role
objectives to new SAO personnel going into country.
24. Maximizing utilization of scarce resources by monitoring MILDEPs FMS
Case Closure and consolidation process.
25. Coordinating with National Security Agency, Joint Staff, MILDEPs,
COCOMs, SAOs and foreign nationals in the completion of Communication
Interoperability Security Memorandum of Agreements. Actions include
developing unique alternatives for country specific requirements while
remaining compliant with existing regulations. Developing mechanisms to use
FMS to transfer Secure Communications devices.
26. Develop five-year planning data for tracking and managing FMF funds
provided to specific FMS customers.